Allison Sekura one of Nine New Additions to Bryan Soccer

Bryan College Women's Soccer has added Nine new faces for the 2018 season. Rhea County High Graduate Allison Sekura is one of the new Bryan soccer players.(Photo:BryanAthletics)

Women’s Soccer Finalizes Roster With Nine New Additions

August 2018

DAYTON, Tenn. – The Bryan College Women’s Soccer team is excited to introduce nine new additions to the Lion Pride for the 2018 campaign. The list includes Allison Sekura, Paula Dapena Sanchez, Rylee Evans, Brooke Boles, Michaela Hill, Summer Ghaffari, Mary Claire Shaffer, Aleithia Robe, and Yulia Slone.

Allison Sekura

Hometown – Dayton, Tenn.
Position – Forward
High School – Rhea County
Intended Major – Psychology
Academic Awards – Honor Student
Soccer Awards – MVP Offensive Player, All-District, scoring and assists record holder at Rhea County High School
Club Team – Look Out (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
Why did I choose Bryan College? – I enjoy the atmosphere and the opportunity to pursue and grow greater in my biggest passion – soccer. And knowing this place will lead me closer to God.

Paula Dapena Sanchez


Hometown – Pontevedra, Spain
Position – Midfielder
High School – Sagrado Corazon De Jesus
Intended Major – Exercise & Health Science
Soccer Awards – League Champion, Cup Champion, and have defeated the finalist in four cup championships
Club Team – UMIA CF (Ribadumia, Spain)
Why did I choose Bryan College? – I have chosen Bryan because since the first moment the school has given me all the possible comforts and have proved their interest in me. Also, because I believe that education at Bryan is going to be very important in my academic and personal life.

Rylee Evans

Hometown – Pikeville, Tenn.
Position – Forward/wingback
High School – Bledsoe County
Intended Major – Communications (Digital Media)
Academic Awards – Graduated with 33 college credit hours; BETA Club
Soccer Awards – Two-time All-District member, Offensive Player of the Year, and School Wide Best Athlete Award
Club Team – PSA (Red Bank, Tenn.)
Why did I choose Bryan College? – I wanted to attend a college that I could not only further my education, but also my walk with Christ.

Brooke Boles

Hometown – Livingston, Tenn.
Position – Wingback
High School – Livingston Academy
Intended Major – Biology
Academic Awards – Placed 3rd Academically in a class of 208, National Honor Society, and graduated with 15 college credit hours
Soccer Awards – Regional and District Defensive MVP, Napa’s Player of the Year, US Marin Corps Distinguished Athletic Award, 1st Team All-Region and All-District
Club Team – All-In FC TN (Cookeville, Tenn.)
Why did I choose Bryan College? – I’ve always wanted to attend a Christian-based college. This school not only provides an encouraging environment where I can further and mature my relationship with Christ, it also offers me the sport I love to play and a place where I can study to become a future NP.

Michaela Hill

Hometown – Dartford, England
Position – Goalkeeper
High School – Dartford Grammar School for Girls, The Leigh Academy
Intended Major – Exercise & Health Science (Licensure)
Academic Awards – 10 GCSE’s at Grades A-C
Soccer Awards – Four-time Ebbsfleet United League Champions & three-time League Cup Champions, Tina Marshall Cup Champions, Gillingham FC Youth Cup Semi-Finalists, Dartford FC Captain, Select Team member of Kent Schools U16 Squad, Select Team member of Kent Ladies Squad, and 3rd place for League Player of the season
Club Team – Ebbsfleet United, Gillingham FC, and Dartford FC (Gravesend, Gillingham, & Dartford – England)
Why did I choose Bryan College? – I chose Bryan College because I felt that they were the right place for me to play soccer and try and reach my dream of making a career out of it – to become a professional player and one day be selected for the England Squad and try and establish myself as a regular in that squad. After speaking with Paul Babba, the former Bryan head coach, I instantly decided that Bryan College was who I wanted to play soccer in America with. I was told about the achievements of last season, and also the style of football that the team play – which interested me a lot as well because that is a similar style that my team played when I was at a high level in youth football with Gillingham in England, and so I feel that I can fit in very well with this style.

Summer Ghaffari

Hometown – Hixson, Tenn.
Position – Forward
High School – Soddy Daisy
Intended Major – Business
Academic Awards – Biology Award and Honor Roll
Soccer Awards – 1st Team All-District, 1st Team All-Region, and Best Offensive Player
Why did I choose Bryan College? – I knew I wanted a small environment where I could make close friends. The more time I spent at Bryan, the more it felt like family. That’s how I knew Bryan was right for me.

Mary Claire Shaffer

Hometown – Cleveland, Tenn.
Position – Midfielder
Class – Freshman
Intended Major – Biology
Other Interests or hobbies – Netflix

Aleithia Robe


Hometown – Athens, Tenn.
Position – Wing/Wingback
Class – Freshman
Intended Major – History & Politics
Other interests or hobbies – Piano and sleeping

Yulia Slone

Hometown – Abingdon, Va.
Position – Defender
Class – Freshman
Intended Major – Psychology
Other interests or hobbies – Shopping

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